2017 Session Review

Dear HBA of SC Members,

The 2017 legislative session (the first year of a two year session) has concluded and we are pleased to report that your advocacy team were able to continue to protect the housing industry from unnecessary regulations and set a foundation for future prosperity. Last fall our leadership charted an ambitious legislative agenda to safeguard our industry, protect affordable housing and promote a skilled workforce. Major initiatives like these requires all of the elements of modern advocacy. The HBA employed lobbyists and strong electronic issues advocacy tools to address more than 125 bills that could affect our industry. These tools were paired with technical research on our key issues, expert testimony from our membership, grassroots engagement at key moments in the session, and the annual gathering at the Bird Supper. All of these elements work together to raise awareness and to inspire legislators to act. With a half-dozen major proposals working their way through the process, it took dedicated housing champions to manage these bills and all of our efforts must continue through next year.

The mission of the HBASC is advocacy of our industry. Our association has been, and will continue to be, a major contributor toward our state’s growth in the decades to come. Your involvement in the HBA secures your voice in the future of your livelihood. Our Association must continue to protect the future of homeownership through affordable housing; develop and maintain a skilled workforce and promote a foundation for further economic development. We need the Home Builders Association to persevere in both legislative and regulatory affairs in the years to come.

Thank you for your support of the HBA!